Coastal Systems International, Inc. was retained
by the Public Finance Authority of the U.S. Virgin Islands
to assist in the revitalization of the Frederiksted Waterfront
in St. Croix. Extensive field investigations were conducted
to map the areas. A design charrette was held in Frederiksted
to develop concepts for a waterfront park, beach, cruise
pier, and other site improvements. Teams of land planners,
engineers, and landscape architects met with local interest
groups to develop conceptual plans for the redevelopment
of the area.
Environmental regulatory permits were secured through
the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Agency of the USVI.
Construction plans were developed. The Coastal Systems
Development team has completed Phase I of the project,
which consisted of the reconstruction of the waterfront
park and maintaining the historical facade representative
of St. Croix’s heritage. Natural stonework was used
throughout the project to preserve the local architecture.
The lush landscaping typical of Caribbean destinations
was restored to the park, making it an attractive and
inviting site to both visitors and local residents.
Phase II of the project will involve the reconstruction
of the community waterfront north of the fort and will
include the recreation of breakwaters, the reconstruction
of Paul E. Joseph Stadium, and the restoration of the
beach, restroom facilities, retaining pond, utilities,
parking areas, and soccer fields.
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